Aradia Farm started in the backyard of the Templeton family in Southbury, CT nearly 20 years ago. For several years, we raised meat for personal use, expanding to family and friends. In the summer of 2013, we decided to expand and begin selling to the community.
Aradia Farm’s Vision
Provide the highest quality beef and pork products with:
- The highest regard for community, employees and animal health, welfare & safety
- No antibiotics, added hormones and GMOs
- Minimal energy inputs
- Maximum reuse and recycling of matter
- And with a goal of sustainability both environmentally and economically
Here are some examples of our sustainable farming practices:
Flies can be annoying and potentially dangerous to our animals. To combat flies we use a few different methods. First we use our chickens to help keep flies and insects under control. Chickens are great for scratching to get insects in the ground, and the ducks are particularly good at finding mosquito larvae. In addition to our chickens we use fly parasites – a non invasive species which feeds off the larvae of flies.
One of the great benefits of raising animals, is the amazing fertilizer. In the spring we collect the compost from the wintering barn and have rich compost to spread over the pastures to get them started for the year. While on pasture the animals will naturally spread it to continue building healthy soil. Contact Us if you are interested in purchasing our compost.